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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Which ties in with the plaque in post #21! cool militaria
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Unfortunately I think you're right.
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Cheers guys.

    Greg, there were alot of school trips there on the day, the car park had about a dozen coaches from various parts of Europe and there seemed to be kids everywhere. That may have...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Thanks for your comments guys.
    William, your friend is dead right. It is very hard to get 'the feeling', visualise the events during the camps operation. I think is some way it is the lack of...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    That concludes by brief tour of Dachau. I hope it has been of interest and has provided a small insight to those who might never get the chance to visit.
    The place does not leave you with an...
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    Finally back into the maintenance building. I have to admit to being a bit disappointed. I was expecting a museum, artifacts, tangible objects to see and to get a feel of the place but unfortunately...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Inside the bunker it's a foreboding and dark place.......
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Beyond the maintenance building you find the bunker and bunker courtyard.
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Walking back down the far side of the camp, near the end is another section of original perimeter fence.

    The final photo is across the roll call area looking back towards the entrance and the...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    The service buildings are no longer there but you can see where they once stood.

    The watchtower you can see on the left of my photo can also be seen on the centre photo on the information board at...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Back outside again and at the top end of the camp you look back to the maintenance building.

    In the first image Jourhaus is in the trees to the right of the photo.

    The second is looking back...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    At the far end of the building there is one more room that was used to store corpses before cremation.
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    The dead would then be taken through to the crematorium. Bearing in mind the gas chamber at Dachau was never officially used as such the gas chamber was used to store bodies from the camp before they...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    You then enter the Gas Chamber.

    The chutes on the wall that you can see daylight through are were the canisters of Zyklon B would be pushed through. There is an outside shot showing these on the...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    The next areas you visit are the waiting room and disrobing room.
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    The first part you go to are the disinfecting chambers. Prisoners clothes were hung in these and Zyklon B gas was used to rid the garments of parasites.
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    You then walk through to the new crematorium.
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Passing through the perimeter fence and over the Wurm Canal you enter the crematorium area.

    You pass by the Memorial Stone, the Monument to the Unkown Prisoner before ending up at the old...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Heading towards the crematorium now we pass through the perimeter fence. It has been partially reconstructed to show it as it was when the camp was operational.
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    At the far end of the camp road there are various places for different faiths to pray and pay respects, these are just a few. The white builds with greenish roofs beyond the camp wall is actually a...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    There are only two barrack blocks standing today. One of which has been reconstructed to show the conditions inside from three different times in the camp, 1933, 1938 and 1944

    I apologise for the...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    With our backs to the maintenance building we can now see the 'Camp Road'. The information board shows a couple of period images, the one on the left is looking up it towards the far end of the camp...
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Between the maintenance building and roll call ground there are a few memorials erected to the thousands who died or were kept prisoner here.
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Moving on we now see the camp maintenance building. It survives pretty much intact as you can see from the photos. Not much more to add from me on this one, the information board says it all...........
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    Re: Dachau Concentration Camp.

    Inside the camp and standing with your back to the Jourhaus you have the 'Appellplatz' or Roll Call Ground in front of you. The rollcall happened daily in all weathers, the information board tell you...
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